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Court orders Mininova to remove infringing torrents

By Matthew
Aug 26, 2009
  1. In addition to The Pirate Bay's departure, Mininova, one of the largest torrent index sites, has been ordered to clean up its content. In a civil dispute with Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN, a judge determined that while Mininova is not directly responsible for any copyright infringement, they must remove all torrents linking to copyrighted material within three months - or eat a 5 million euro fine.

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  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Hmm... are they going to be the next ones to shut down / move to a legit business model?
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,274   +152

    How many times are we going to see the same endless pattern.. Torrent site starts up, Torrent site gets famous, Torent site gets shut down....
    Its getting repetitive now.. :(
     
  4. I totally agree they will never be able to totally wipe out piracy so they should try to figure out someway of making money off it instead of trying to get rid of it. The people behind trying to shut down all these sites and sue people are morons . Dont they know what the definition of insanity is, Its doing the same thing over and over again and trying to get a different result each time..... Get with it and wake up.... If you cant beat them then join them.
     
  5. Actually, here is the definition of insanity:

    1 : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia)

    i think you are referring to stupidity:

    3 : marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless <a stupid decision>
     
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